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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Endorsing the recommendations from the Ministry of Health, Cabinet at a Special Meeting today approved initial measures to ensure that the Coronavirus does not infiltrate Samoa.While the virus, which originated from Wuhan Province in China and has so far claimed 17 lives in the People...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.
Apia, SAMOA — In an effort to reduce the cost of traditional cultural offerings at community functions, Samoa's government has ordered the size of cartons containing some canned meats be reduced. Currently cartons of canned fish contain 12 cans, while cartons of corned beef contain four three-pound...
Linesmen repair damage caused
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's power supply, international flights as well as inter-island ferry sailings were disrupted over the weekend because of bad weather brought by Cyclone Tino. Hundreds of passengers and vehicles were stranded on Mulifanua and Salelologa wharves on Saturday when the Samoa Shipping...
Associate Justice Fiti A. Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “I don’t care what the Samoa Government says about their citizens being overstayers here in the territory. Just send them back to Samoa.” These were the words of Associate Justice Fiti Sunia during the sentencing of a man from Samoa, convicted of assaulting a high school...
Sonny Bill Williams with Ben Smith
Sonny Bill Williams (right) pictured with New Zealand's Ben Smith in November 2019 is eligible for the Kiwis and Samoa at the 2021 Rugby World Cup, but is yet to make a decision. Williams' imminent return to rugby league with the Toronto Wolfpack has been the sport's talking point for the last two...
Girl on her laptop computer
Apia, SAMOA — Melbourne-based Girl Geek Academy has launched in Samoa, further extending its mission to inspire women to develop skills in technology. The launch in Samoa is the first Pacific program for the Australian educators and saw nearly 50 women and girls learn how to code. Dubbed #...
Red wine glass and glass of light beer
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's government is looking to place controls on alcohol advertising in a bill to be introduced to Parliament this year. The chair of the Liquor Board, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, confirmed the Bill was being drafted and would include "criteria for the advertisement of alcohol," the...
Apia, SAMOA — The proposed ban on styrofoam products in Samoa has been deferred for six months. The ban, which was to start 30 January, has been put back to 30 June. A senior officer of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment confirmed the ban had been postponed to allow local companies...
a team from the local Dept. of Health is stationed at the Pago Pago International Airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has told cabinet members not to give up easily on enforcing current policies and regulations implemented for entry permits - due to the measles outbreak - for travelers from Samoa. Speaking at Sunday’s cabinet briefing on the measles update,...
View of Apia, Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — A former primary school teacher from Ti'avea is facing indecent assault charges related to four students in Samoa. The victims are from the age of 12 to 15 years. The alleged offences occurred between 2017 and 2019. The accused, Sola Alimanu, 69, is in police custody and will appear...

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